Marree single work   poetry   "Oh the corrugated-iron town"
Is part of The Birdsville Track 1952 sequence poetry
  • Author: Douglas Stewart http://www.poetrylibrary.edu.au/poets/stewart-douglas
Issue Details: First known date: 1952 1952
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Publication Details of Only Known VersionEarliest 2 Known Versions of

  • Appears in:
    y The Bulletin vol. 73 no. 3793 22 October 1952 Z604469 1952 periodical issue 1952 pg. 18
  • Appears in:
    y The Birdsville Track and Other Poems Douglas Stewart , Sydney : Angus and Robertson , 1955 Z389360 1955 selected work poetry Sydney : Angus and Robertson , 1955 pg. 30
  • Appears in:
    y Selected Poems Douglas Stewart , Cremorne : Angus and Robertson , 1973 Z266357 1973 selected work poetry drama extract humour satire Cremorne : Angus and Robertson , 1973 pg. 130
  • Appears in:
    y The Collins Book of Australian Poetry Rodney Hall , Sydney : Collins , 1981 Z542215 1981 anthology poetry Sydney : Collins , 1981 pg. 144-145
  • Appears in:
    y My Country : Australian Poetry and Short Stories, Two Hundred Years Leonie Kramer (editor), Sydney : Lansdowne , 1985 Z1067493 1985 anthology poetry short story Sydney : Lansdowne , 1985 pg. 282
  • Appears in:
    y Macquarie PEN Anthology of Australian Literature Nicholas Jose (editor), Kerryn Goldsworthy (editor), Anita Heiss (editor), David McCooey (editor), Peter Minter (editor), Nicole Moore (editor), Elizabeth Webby (editor), Crows Nest : Allen and Unwin , 2009 Z1590615 2009 anthology correspondence diary drama essay extract poetry prose short story (taught in 23 units)

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    Crows Nest : Allen and Unwin , 2009
    pg. 580-581
Alternative title: ماري
Alternative title: مارِي
Transliterated title: Maree
First line of verse: "آهٍ يا مدينة التنك = Oh the corrugated-iron town"
Language: English , Arabic
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